Left thalamus infarction in the thalamotuberal artery perfusion area causing subcortical diaschisis and transcortical sensory aphasia

The thalamus is related to language function, and some thalamic stroke cases can cause aphasia [1]. However, most previous cases reporting thalamic damage-induced ipsilateral subcortical diaschisis and aphasia were hemorrhagic stroke [1,2]. Only a few left thalamus infarction cases showed cortical hypoperfusion concerned with the aphasia, but no single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) or thalamic nucleus data were available [3]. Thus, aphasia pathology due to cortical hypoperfusion following thalamus infarction, especially with respect to thalamic nuclei, is still unknown.
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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Cerebral hemorrhage accounts for 18.5 % of cerebral strokes, of which putaminal hemorrhage is the most common type, constituting 30 % of cases.1 Sequelae after putaminal hemorrhage can include not only motor paralysis and sensory disturbance but also cognitive dysfunction, the severity of which varies depending on the size of the hematoma and the age of the patient.2-4 Cognitive dysfunction is known to affect activities of daily living (ADL).5-8 Previous studies have used the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE);9 however, as this almost entirely comprises verbal tasks, it is heavily influenced by aphasia.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: The clinical guidelines are still the main reference for guiding clinical practice, and the main thrombolytic standards and contraindications for treatment still need to be conformed. On this basis, for individualized patients, clinicians must accurately judge the cause of acute stroke, to make optimal choice, reduce disability and mortality, and improve quality of life of patients.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract The aim of this paper is to integrate different bodies of research including brain traveling waves, brain neuromodulation, neural field modeling and post-stroke language disorders in order to explore the opportunity of implementing model-guided, cortical neuromodulation for the treatment of post-stroke aphasia. Worldwide according to WHO, strokes are the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability. In ischemic stroke, there is not enough blood supply to provide enough oxygen and nutrients to parts of the brain, while in hemorrhagic stroke, there is bleeding within the enclosed ...
Source: Biological Cybernetics - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Biol Cybern Source Type: research
Conclusions: Delirium is common after intracerebral hemorrhage, but severe neurologic deficits may confound its assessment and lead to underdiagnosis. The Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist’s inclusion of nonverbal features may make it more accurate than the Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU in patients with neurologic deficits, but novel tools designed for such patients may be warranted.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurologic Critical Care Source Type: research
The Vision, Aphasia, and Neglect (VAN) screening tool is a simple bedside test developed to identify patients with large vessel occlusion stroke. In the setting of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), there are very few bedside predictors of need for neurosurgical interventions other than age and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). We aimed to assess the utility of the VAN screening tool in predicting the need for neurosurgical intervention in patients with ICH.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe Aphasia Rapid Test (ART) is a screening questionnaire used for examining language in acute stroke patients. The ART was initially developed and validated in French. The purpose of this study was to assess the inter-rater reliability of Italian ART.MethodsThe original version of the ART was translated into Italian. The inter-rater reliability was assessed by two independent neurologists who were blind to each other ’s ratings in 52 acute post-stroke patients.ResultsThe 52 patients (28 men, 24 women; mean age 73.73  ± 28.99 years) were included within 1 week of strok...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionLesion-aphasia discordance following acute stroke is not uncommon among Bengali-speaking subjects. In the discordant group, preponderance towards non-fluent aphasia was observed. Discordance occurred more frequently after hemorrhagic stroke. Subjects with lesion-discordant aphasia presented better recovery during early post-stroke phase.
Source: Journal of Neurolinguistics - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Background: Aphasia is a quite common and very disabling symptom following stroke, negatively affecting patient's quality of life. Aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a rehabilitation training for aphasia that employ a touch-screen tablet using a virtual reality rehabilitation system (VRRS-Tablet). Material and Methods: Thirty patients with aphasia due to ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke were randomized into either the control or the experimental group and assessed by means of a specific neuropsychological evaluation.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionCause or consequences of the renal disease, HT must be properly treated in order to reach the recommended targeted blood pressure values. The time required to take charge the hypertensive stroke determines the prognosis. The challenge is to optimize the health care sector to reduce mortality and sequelae.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acute cholecystitis and stroke are closely associated, and anti-thromboembolic drugs may cause hemorrhagic cholecystitis. Stroke patients tend to have atherosclerotic risk factors resulting in ischemic injury of the gallbladder. Furthermore, severe hemiparesis, a fasting state, dehydration, or bacteremia, which are occasionally exhibited by stroke patients, are known risk factors for acalculous cholecystitis. Stroke patients, especially patients with aphasia and consciousness disturbance, require immediate abdominal examination, if acute cholecystitis is suspected.
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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